President Nana Addo has made history as the Chairperson of the Electoral Commission of Ghana has revealed the 2020 election is the first election to be fully funded by the government since democracy.
Mrs Jean Adukwei Mansah(EC CHAIRPERSON) as she speaks at the Inter-Party Advisory Committee workshop, she indicated that the 2020 elections was fully funded by the government as there was no donor funding during the electoral management processes. This has become a plus for the sitting President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo as he is the first president to fully fund the country’s elections.
She also urged Ghanaians to recognise and celebrate the achievements of the 2020 electoral process. She also added that the 2020 election also involved a number of best practices that must be documented to serve as a guide for future elections.
This was what she said; “It is important that we recognize the feats we achieved through the 2020 electoral processes to document best practices and experience and ensure that the successful strategies we adopted do not fall through the cracks of inordinate fault-finding and critique.”
Know the Electoral Commission of Ghana;
The Electoral Commission of Ghana(EC) is the official body responsible for all public elections in the country. The EC is made up of seven members, its independence is guaranteed by the 1992 Constitution of Ghana. The current commission was established by the Electoral Commission Act (Act 451) of 1993. Kwadwo Afari Gyan was the first chairman of the commission who worked from 1993 to 2015. He was succeeded by Charlotte Osei as the first female chairperson of the commission. On 5th December 2018, Jean Adukwei-Mensah became the chairperson of the Electoral Commission.